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Tata Motors launches all-new Ace Gold Petrol CX

The Ace Gold Petrol CX will aim to reinforce its position as the most preferred mini-truck for budding entrepreneurs

JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

Bus service flagged off by former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil

Manitowoc to showcase latest Grove mobile cranes at GIS

Manitowoc will be showcasing the latest Grove mobile crane innovations at the eighth edition of the Italian lifting show GIS, taking place October 7-9 in Piacenza, Italy.

New Ammann wheeled paver on the market

Ammann has unveiled a paver that relies on European technology and is well suited to customers who focus on larger road projects.

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

All newly launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 onwards.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai and Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.

CEAT, Tata Power partner to install captive solar power plant at Solapur

CEAT’s Bhandup plants' power dependability on non-renewable resources will be reduced by 50%

Tata Motors partners with J&K Bank to bring attractive financing options for its customers

The partnership will enable easy commercial vehicle financing at competitive interest rates and extended loan tenure

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

Commemorating 16 strong years of the Tata Ace, the most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV) of the country, Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of the new ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

The recent MHE market demand is on the uptrend”

Pre-Covid Indian MHE market has shown double digit CAGR since 2014. In-spite of Covid-19 pandemic and business being at standstill for almost four months in 2020, we saw a fast-paced recovery since August 2020, and witnessed the highest ever MHE market in March 2021 and in Q1 2021 which was fuelled by growth in economic activities.

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information

Tata Signa 1918.K with Fuel Intelligent 5L Turbotronn engine

Tata Motors Construck MCV tippers have always been the preferred choice for customers with the wide range of product options that ensure sustained profitability for the business

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

Trimble helps remove 7 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually

Global construction technology leader Trimble released its 2020 Sustainability Report recently.

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings in the CE market

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India Limited

Tata Motors bags order of 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil

The buses will be used to evaluate the potential of developing hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India

Video Roundtable: Emerging trends in warehousing & importance of MHE

Industrial Products Finder (IPF) and Equipment India (EI), along with Kelley Material Handling Equipment India as the Associate Partner, hosted a video roundtable – titled “Emerging trends in warehousing and importance of MHE”.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Trimble helps remove 7 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually

According to the report’s findings, Trimble’s solutions contribute to fuel savings around the world that are equivalent to an estimated reduction of 7 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

Tata Motors launches ‘16 saal bemisaal’ campaign

To celebrate this feat, Tata Motors has organised roadshows, wherein Tata Aces will travel across 10 states in the country. Patrons will also be able to test drive the vehicle to gain a first-hand experience of its comfort and drivability.

BEML records highest ever turnover

Defence public sector undertaking, BEML recorded its highest ever turnover of Rs 3,557 crore for the FY 2020-21 against the previous year turnover of Rs 3,029 crore, a growth of 17%.

Liebherr fast-erecting crane on the island of Mainau

Liebherr’s sales and rental partner had an ABB operating range limiting system installed in the crane specifically for this purpose.

Tata Motors bags order of 115 ambulances from Gujarat govt

Tata Motors won the bid for the order under the Government e-Marketplace, and the vehicles are designed for patient transport as per AIS 125 Part 1. Tata Motors will phase-wise supply the remaining 90 ambulance shells, as per the contract.

VECV launches Eicher Skyline Ambulance

Ambulance range aligned to ongoing efforts to modernize medical infrastructure

DICV opens virtual reality centre

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced the opening of a Virtual Reality Centre (VRC), a benchmark-setting innovation for the Indian CV industry.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML Limited, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot

Caterpillar Inc. announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

Kenworth all new medium-duty lineup

Kenworth hit a record 11.7 per cent retail sales market share last year for medium-duty vehicles in the US and Canada. That number could grow quickly from events that began five years ago when Kenworth started the process of redesigning its Class 5-7 vehicle lineup.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Tata Motors ‘Construck’ Range Of Mining Tippers

The mining sector is the backbone of the country’s growing economy, by providing valuable raw materials required by all major Industries. Sectors like power generation depend on continuous feeding of large amounts of coal for thermal power plants. With Industrial output and infrastructure on the rise, the need for iron ore, limestone, stone and other minerals/ores are growing as well. Growth in irrigation projects involving building of dams, tunnels, culverts, canals as well propel the demand.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Specialist Trailer Hire delivers first STEPSTAR trailer from Goldhofer

STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle STEPSTAR to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant

VECV launches Covid support package for dealer network and customers

VE Commercial Vehicle has announced a comprehensive package to support Eicher truck and bus customers, dealers, and dealer employees as they continue to operate in this difficult time.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical minefield marking equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

DICV opens virtual reality centre

New Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) significantly reduces time and costs required for CV testing and development

Numaligarh Refinery to use Honeywell tech to produce cleaner-burning diesel

Honeywell announced Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a public sector undertaking under the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, will use UOP technology to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel in compliance with India’s BS-VI emission standards and increase crude oil conversion.

NHAI to make network survey vehicle use mandatory for road condition survey

In line with its commitment to provide better roads to commuters, NHAI has decided to deploy Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) to enhance quality of the national highways.

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

New Liebherr R 928 G8 crawler excavator

The R 928 G8 crawler excavator is a completely new model, developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar.

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

Fuel tracking solution’s penetration is less than 1% of the overall commercial fleet size

Nigraani provides IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to commercial fleet operators to help them track their diesel consumption with 99 per cent accuracy and fleet operation metrics. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model helps avoid any overhead of setting up an IT team to manage hardware/software.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

B&R introduces high-end PC for mobile machinery

Tractors and implements can optimise harvesting efficiency, for example, by exchanging information such as speed and load capacity.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, is privileged to have had the opportunity to support the Italian Red Cross with an urgent compressed air requirement.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

Mobile construction cranes are predestined to be used as taxi cranes and, with this in mind, the MK 73-3.1 is also designed for one-man operation.

Goldhofer’s “STEPSTAR” now available with wheel recesses for construction industry

The “STEPSTAR”, Goldhofer's new generation of self-tracking semi lowloaders launched in 2020, is currently in great demand.

bauma postponed to October 2022

bauma—the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment—is postponed to autumn 2022.

New Liebherr R 928 G8 crawler excavator

The new model positioned between the R 926 G8 and the R 930 G8 complements the current Generation 8 series, which already includes 7 models with a gross vehicle weight of 22 to 45 tonnes.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Moretti Adds Third Grove Allterrain Crane to Fleet

Italian construction company Moretti has added a third Grove all-terrain crane to its fleet, a GMK4100L-1. During the handover, Roberto Zucchi, sales manager at Manitowoc Italy, presented a handover key to Evangelista Zampatti, CEO of Moretti.

Moretti adds third Grove all-terrain crane to fleet

Italian construction company Moretti has added a third Grove all-terrain crane to its fleet, a GMK4100L-1. During the handover, Roberto Zucchi, sales manager at Manitowoc Italy, presented a handover key to Evangelista Zampatti, CEO of Moretti.

Demand diversity in CE sector

Infrastructure is a silver lining in the pandemic for many States. With the lockdowns in place in most States during 2020 and reduced vehicle traffic, crews continued their road work and were getting more work done than usual.

Leading mining companies are now taking steps towards digitalisation

Alok Kumar Verma, Director – Mining Business (India Region), Hexagon Mining, elaborates on the mining scenario in India and how digital solutions can transform the industry.

Digital continuity in vehicle using open standards

The automobile industry inclusive of the off highway and mobile machinery are cost sensitive at the same time technology craving industries. To keep pace with technological advancements these industries constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

Green tax imposition on commercial vehicles in India

Rather than exempting certain type of vehicles out of green tax, like alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol, LPG and vehicles used in farming such as tractor, harvester, tiller, etc. the policy should be driven for all internal combustion engine-based vehicles checking for the pollution levels, writes Prasad Sreeram.

Outlook on CE sector revised to ‘stable’: ICRA

Heightened focus on infrastructure spend, particularly in the road infrastructure segment has led to a sharp scale up in volumes since July 2020, resulting in +20 per cent YoY growth during July-January 2021 period.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Tata Motors unveils Ultra Sleek T-Series range of new-gen smart trucks

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled its newest range of intermediate and light commercial trucks (I&LCV), the Ultra Sleek T-Series, designed and engineered to suit contemporary demands of urban transportation.

Delhi Mumbai expressway SPV gets ‘AAA’ rating

The National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) fully-owned special purpose vehicle (SPV), DME Developers (DMEL), has received AAA rating from CRISIL, CARE and India Ratings. The SPV is executing the Delhi-Mumbai expressway project.

Shriram Automall – the Power of Choice for Construction Equipment

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, is India’s first-ever service provider to offer a well-organised and transparent platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.

Rising Tide

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry.

NHAI to make network survey vehicle use mandatory for road condition survey

Carrying out road condition survey using NSV on the National Highways has been made mandatory at the time of certifying completion of the project and every six months thereafter. The provision has also been included as a part of the standard bidding document of consultancy services.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

The EN Series compressed air station ensures reliability and ease-of-maintenance for the Red Cross logistics fleet supporting the Greater Turin area

Mahindra new SUV project codenamed W601 to be branded XUV700

The XUV700 is an all new, authentic, global SUV set to redefine benchmarks in the SUV segment and get your hearts racing with its sci-fi technology, spirited performance and first-in-class features.

Mahindra offers India’s first one-stop solution for vehicle scrapping

The agreement with MMRPL will enable customers get a hassle free and transparent deal under one roof. Any customer intending to purchase a new Mahindra Vehicle by scrapping/exchanging the old vehicle which is more than 15 years can do so at any Mahindra dealership.

Bharat Road Network, Cube Highways sign deal for sale of 126-km road project in UP

BRNL along with its partners inks deal for complete transfer of ownership in an operating toll road project from Ghaziabad to Aligarh on National Highway 34

Bounce back

Construction equipment finance has bounced back after the pandemic-forced lull.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

How can the auto components industry bounce back

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry. There were new challenges in the form of outburst of Covid-19, loss in production, supply side disruptions, etc.

Lion deploys Dematic AGVs

Lion Australia has future-proofed supply chain and manufacturing operations at its Tooheys Brewery in Lidcombe, NSW with Dematic Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

Daimler, Volvo launch fuel-cell truck partnership

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group announced the two companies have completed the formation a previously announced fuel-cell joint venture.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

NHAI to develop over 600 wayside amenities

In a major move to improve commuting experience on national highways for both passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the national highways in the next five years, out of which 130 is targeted for development in 2021-22.

Tata Motors introduces Magic Express Ambulance

ata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, introduces the Magic Express patient transport ambulance, designed specifically for healthcare mobility in the economy ambulance segment. The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tata Motors, SBI join hands to offer financial solutions to CV customers

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has inked a three-year MoU with the State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s leading public sector bank, to offer unique financial assistance for the purchase of Tata Motors’ range of small and light commercial vehicles

SKF unveils 3 new automotive aftermarket products

To address customer needs for improved durability and performance, SKF India’s Automotive Aftermarket division today announced the launch of three new products.

Panacea Aftermarket introduces new line of hybrid safety products

Panacea Aftermarket Co. continues to shatter the industry norms by introducing a range of affordable innovative hybrid forklift safety related products, that are truly multi-functional.

AJAX ARGO model’s mantra is ‘maximum productivity for your investment’

“AJAX ARGO Self-Loading Concrete Mixer (SLCM) delivers ‘Maximum Productivity for Your Investment’ says Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering

Tata Motors Construck Transit Mixer and Boom Pump Series

The construction and infrastructure sectors are the cornerstone of the country’s growing economy. With enhanced government focus, these sectors are growing at a fast pace.

All about vehicle scrappage policy!

CARE Ratings scrutinises the vehicle scrappage policy, which was unveiled by Road Minister Nitin Gadkar in the Lok Sabha recently.

Mahindra’s farm equipment sector sells 29,817 units in India during March 2021

Domestic sales in March 2021 were at 29,817 units, as against 13,418 units during March 2020.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88- 4.1 and MK 140.

Tata Motors introduces the Magic Express Ambulance

The Magic Express Ambulance is designed to support medical and health related services, which assumes significance especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHAI to develop over 600 wayside amenities

n a major move to improve commuting experience on National Highways for both passengers and truckers, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will develop world class ‘Wayside Amenities’ at more than 600 locations across 22 states along the National Highways in the next five years, out of which 130 is targeted for development in 2021-22.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

Delhi Mumbai expressway SPV gets ‘AAA’ rating

The National Highways Authority of India’s fully owned Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), DME Developers Ltd. (DMEL), has received AAA rating from CRISIL, CARE and India Rating.

Moretti adds third Grove all-terrain crane to fleet

The 100 t capacity four-axle crane offers best-in-class load charts from an extremely compact format.

Tata Motors unveils Ultra Sleek T-Series range of new-gen smart trucks

Available in three models – T.6, T.7 and T.9, the all-new Ultra Sleek range is available in varied deck lengths from 10 to 20 feet to adapt to all the required applications.

Mahindra Logistics appoints Dr Anish Shah as Chairman

He is the Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Limited. He is designated to take over as the Managing Director and CEO of M&M from April 2, 2021.